Hollins Takes Showdown With Rival

action photo of Hollins tennis player Sarah Snoddy hitting a running backhand
Sarah Snoddy won at #3 singles, 3 and 1

Event: Tennis - Sweet Briar at Hollins (Roanoke, VA)

The lead: The annual match up on the tennis courts with arch rival Sweet Briar had to wait a few days after weather postponed Friday's originally scheduled date. The weather was worth the wait as Tuesday was by far the nicest day of the spring season.

The result: Hollins 5-4

How it happened: After falling at the top spot in doubles play, Hollins was able to pick up a win at the #3 spot, and when the #2 match went the way of the home team, Hollins took a 2-0 advantage. Sweet Briar bounced back to win at #1 singles to knot the match at 2-2. With the match tied, Hollins had a one set to love lead at the 2, 3, and 5 spots. Over the next half hour, Hollins finished off the matches, one by one, to claim the match by pushing their advantage to 5-2. The Vixens claimed the final two points, but in the end, it would be the Green and Gold that would earn the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win. It was a total team effort as six different players accounted for points in the victory.

Hollins notes:

  • Kateri Johnson and Alexis Morring along with Juliette Baek and Anna Holland earned doubles wins to give Hollins the lead
  • Valerie Sargeant pulled away late int eh first set (6-4) and took control early in the second to win at #2 singles
  • At the #3 singles spot, Sarah Jordan Snoddy took the opener, 6-3, while taking a big lead early and cruising to the 6-1 win
  • Needing one last point, Baek would post the easiest win of the afternoon to help seal the victory

What's next: Hollins will continue to make up matches that had to be postponed earlier in the spring as Lyncburg comes to town for a 4:00pm start tomorrow afternoon.